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The demographic consequences of population controls have had a dramatic effect too.
In the late 1980s, China’s ancient cultural preference for males was bolstered by new and soon ubiquitous ultrasound technology which led to millions of baby girls being killed, abandoned or aborted: China now has one of the most imbalanced sex ratios in the world with around 114 boys for every 100 girls.
Every individual knew their place and fulfilled their role.
Marriage was a pragmatic agreement reached between two sets of parents to ensure heirs for the groom’s family.
Her mother constantly reminds her to tame any expression of amusement when in the company of a Chinese gentleman.
Since China has no adequate welfare system, parents rely on adult children to care for them in their old age.That has allowed them to focus on what they see as June’s next obligation to the family: marriage.“Pay attention to your laugh!” warns her mother as June gets ready for a date one evening.Most men she is set up with don’t seem interested in casual dating.They are looking for wives – blushing, tender, baby-making wives.
Animated, affable and razor sharp, she graduated at the top of her high-school class and then left China to study at Yale, where she earned a and a graduate qualification in law.